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Thursday, February 08, 2007

HooHaa in the Hell do You Think You Are?

In Atlantic Beach, Florida, a group of law students are staging a production of "The Vagina Monologues" as a benefit for charity. After a complaint from a passerby about the posting of the word vagina, the theater decided to change the marquee that advertises the play to read "The HooHaa Monologues".

The complaint came from a woman who was driving with her neice when the little girl asked her "What is a vagina?" (I say little because I couldn't find out how old this girl is. For all I know she could be 19 and given the rest of the story, I wouldn't be shocked). When Bryce Pfanenstiel, of the Atlantic Theater asked the woman how she replied to her niece's inquiry, the woman told Pfanenstiel "'I'm offended I had to answer the question." Rather than cause a controversy, the Atlantic Theater, which is also a comedy club, decided to change the sign, replacing "vagina" with the child slang word "HooHaa". The play's director has asked that the marquee be changed back.

Did I wake up in 1955? Are girls who are old enough to read not old enough to know the correct name for a part of their bodies? Isn't that part of the "Don't talk to strangers/Don't take candy from strangers/Your body is your business" presentation in elementary school? Has knowing what a vagina is somehow been linked to an increased likelihood of teen pregnancy? Somebody help me out here, I have to be missing something.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what does she plan to tell her neice when she asks "What's a HooHaa?"

2:23 PM

Blogger scooterlulu said...

Presumably she says "You'll find out on your wedding night."

2:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they could put together a show based on Al Pacino's lines from "Scent of a Woman."


2:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That girl is headed for trouble.

Couldn't the simple answer to her question have been "remember that picture of Britney getting out of the car?".

2:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not when the only books allowed in the house are the Bible and the "Official Kirk Cameron Rapture Coloring Book".

5:48 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

I get the problem here. What I don't get is why Lu posted it. Lu had a WAH-gina until well into her 20s.

9:27 PM


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